Originally Posted by DeSaint2
Easy there pal. Hamdir is an informer and very good at it. A lot of us trust what he says cuz he's generally right. There's no need to be crass just because you(based on your post) don't understand the technical side of what HTC is trying to do. So take a chill pill man.
How would you know what I understand? Since you need to be spoon-fed by hamdir, I don't think you qualify to pass judgements here.
It's pretty simple here. Same standard 1/3-inch sensor which has 4 million pixels instead of 8 million or 13 million. So, obviously each individual pixel size increases. Yea, theoretically better s/n ratio. If it takes someone else to spoon-fed you this logic, you need to do something.
BTW, don't forget that you will be losing detail in properly exposed environments due to low pixel count. But I guess someone has tell you that.
H5D has a 40/50MP sensor. It must be bad because there are so many pixels!
EDIT: Since RX100 was mentioned in the material, I thought it would be a good idea to discuss on it.
Both RX100 and and the Nikon J1 has exact same sensor size (1-inch). Due to low resolution of J1 sensor, the pixel pitch or the pixel size were higher, or conversely lower pixel density. Going by pure numbers, it would seem that J1 is better than RX100. Just to show that these pixel size numbers alone doesn't mean everything. It's just one parameter.